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Auchenflower is an inner riverside suburb of Brisbane 3.5 km west of the Central Business District on Milton Road. One of the rural estates that existed in the 1800s was purchased and named Auchenflower by Thomas McIlwraith after his family’s estate in Ayrshire, Scotland. The Gaelic name is said to depict a field of flowers. Commercial high-rise and office buildings have replaced the suburb’s colonial and pre-war settlements. There are two main roads through the suburb, Milton Road and Coronation Drive.
The railway station in Auchenflower is the second section on the Ipswich line west of Roma Street railway station. The suburb is accessible via most western suburb bus routes run by Brisbane Transport..
Parks abound within and around Auchenflower including McIlwraith Park, Dunmore Park, Torwood Park, Moorlands Park, Milton Park, Anzac Park, and Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
The heritage-listed sites in Auchenflower include Moorlands and Raymont Lodge, a student residential college that dates back to 1904.
Dining out is no problem as there are a number of restaurants and dining places in Auchenflower: Sky Indian Restaurant, Food and Soul 1 Restaurant, My Thai Restaurant, Sprout BYO French Café and Grimes Bistro.
Moviegoers can catch the latest movies at Blue Room Cinebar in Paddington, Palace Cinemas in Petrie Terrace, and Dendy Cinema, Greater Union Myer Centre and Event Cinemas Myer Centre in Brisbane.
Schools include Hubbard’s School and Hubbard’s Academy. State schools are outside Auchenflower, in Milton, Rainworth and Toowong. These include Milton Primary School, West End Primary School, Stuartholme Secondary College, Rainworth State School and West End Primary School.
Parents can leave their toddlers and pre-school age children at Milton Road Children’s Centre or Torwood Learning Centre. There are also child care facilities near Auchenflower including Chinese Fraternity Child Care Centre, Greek Orthodox Community Child Care Centre, St Paul’s Lutheran Child Care Centre and West End Community Child Care Centre.
For any health concerns, you can visit Rivercity Private Hospital, Wesley Hospital, HOCA @ Wesley, The Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine and The Wesley Emergency Centre. In addition, the RBH and Martyr Hospitals are within a short driving distance.
Its close proximity to Milton and West End and Toowong, gives Auchenflower access to a number of shops and supermarkets including West End Markets, Centro Milton and of course Toowong Village.
Auchenflower covers approximately 1 square kilometre. As of 2011, 47.8% of homes were owner-occupied. Households are predominantly couples with children. The type of dwelling is mostly flats. Most people living in Auchenflower work in a professional occupation.
Living in Auchenflower allows you to live a peaceful suburban lifestyle but still close enough to the city to enjoy its amenities. If you are thinking of moving to Auchenflower or investing in property, contact Metropole’s Brisbane Buyers Agents, for your dwelling options.
Metropole’s Brisbane Buyers Agent office is just a 12 minute drive from Auchenflower and we have helped many property investors purchase in this area. Contact us to help you find the best investment property for your portfolio in Auchenflower..
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